“Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the alter, and there rememberest that thy brother hath aught against thee; Leave there thy gift before the alter, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother and then come and offer thy gift. ~ Matthew 5:23-24. Jesus made no exception to this His word but made it absolutely clear that forgiving others and being forgiven yourself by others are pre-requisites to Him accepting our gifts at the alter.
Further, He said, “Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.” ~ Matthew 5:48. It is clearly the duty of every Christian believer to desire, and aim at, and press towards a perfection in grace and holiness. To achieve this and to be the example to others as Christ expects us to be, we must be willing to
(1) Do good to our enemies
(2) Forgive the injuries that others have caused us.
(3) Entertain strangers
(4) Do good to the evil and the unthankful.
Truly if we were to follow each day these basis principles & truths in the word of God, our lives would be less stressful, our hearts and our minds would be free of impurities of unforgiveness so that God’s love may abide in us and lastly our souls would be healed and set free. Let the healing begin, forgiveness is the key to unlock your blessing.
Minister Yvonne Wilson